Attendee Spotlights: Senior Professional

See what the typical agenda of a senior professional looks like for AIHce 2016.


spotlight Martin JonesMartin L. Jones

School Attending/Attended: The University of Iowa (MS, PhD)

Company (if applicable): Iowa City VA Health Care System

How Many Times You’ve Attended AIHce: 27

What Do You Hope to Gain from Attending AIHce 2016: Gain insights associated with important issues and/or concerns confronting IH professionals; review current research topics; see new monitoring equipment; network with my peers; see old friends/colleagues; and meet new IH professionals.

Why Do You Think AIHce Is the Best Conference for a Senior Professional: Because it is the only major conference and exposition solely focused on industrial hygiene.

If You Could Have Lunch with One Presenter from the Meeting, Who Would It Be? Why?: John Howard – to learn more about what NIOSH is currently working on.

If You Could Meet One Celebrity, Who Would It Be?: Charlie Rose

Favorite App: AIHce 2016

Favorite Movie: Somewhere In Time

Coffee or Tea: Tea

Salty or Sweet: Salty


spotlight Gary OlmsteadGary Olmstead

School Attending/Attended: PhD from University of Cincinnati

Company (if applicable): Retired from General Mills, Inc and now President of Olmstead HSE Services

How Many Times You’ve Attended AIHce: This year will be my 44th AIHce conference.

What Do You Hope to Gain from Attending AIHce 2016: Renew friendships and learn something new.

Why Do You Think AIHce Is the Best Conference for a Senior Professional: Broad range of topics and great expo. Another highlight is meeting the scholarship award winners at each conference. My wife and I have sponsored a scholarship for several years.

If You Could Have Lunch with One Presenter from the Meeting, Who Would It Be? Why?: Adam Steltzner, Team Leader and Chief Engineer EDL, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Project – because I am fascinated by space.

If You Could Meet One Celebrity, Who Would It Be?: Gary Cooper  (my mother named me after him)

Favorite App: WAZE

Favorite Movie: The Replacements

Coffee or Tea: Tea

Salty or Sweet: Sweet AND Salty